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Corporate venturing – collaboration between established corporations and innovative start-ups – continues to develop at a high speed, with renowned adopters among global corporates including Tencent, Qualcomm, Schneider Electric and Alibaba. Nonetheless, a recent survey of more than 120 Chief Innovation Officers in Asia, Europe and the United States by IESE Business School shows that around three-quarters of corporate innovation initiatives fail to deliver the desired results.

Accordingly, it would be interesting to understand how those 25% of corporates could produce successful results. At a Chamber roundtable luncheon on 6 November, Josemaria Siota will discuss the strategies behind their success. He will tackle questions such as: How to reduce costs while speeding up the process? When is the right time to kill a venture that may not add value? Which mechanisms are quickest and most cost-effective?

Attendees will also receive the most recent report on corporate venturing.

Speaker(s) Josemaria Siota
Josemaria Siota is Director of Research at the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre (EIC) of IESE Business School. He has been designated as an Expert on Corporate Venturing by the European Commission and the World Economic Forum. He leads cutting-edge research on open innovation, corporate venturing and technology transfer, working around the world with Chief Innovation Officers and top-tier academics, with the aim of creating a positive impact on society.

Siota has published books and studies on related topics for Harvard Business Review, MIT Technology Review and PwC among others, and has presented at conferences around the world.

IESE Business School
IESE Business School has been ranked Global Number 1 in Executive Education by the Financial Times for five consecutive years, and is Number 1 in Europe according to the 2018 rankings of The Economist. IESE is a purpose driven business school. It believes that you can make a difference in the world by focusing on people and using business as an opportunity for personal growth.
Language English
Date and Time 2019/11/06 12:00 to 13:30
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Closed to media
Enquiries West Lam
Tel: 2823 1265
Fee Members @ HK$190 / Non-Members @ HK$400
+$50 for booking offline
This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
Members enjoy 30% discount with BOC HKGCC VISA Card
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